The talks have occurred in Afghanistan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, according to the Taliban sources.



The talks have occurred in Afghanistan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, according to the Taliban sources.
U.S. officials are meeting with former Taliban members amid intensifying efforts to wind down America’s longest war, three of the militant group’s commanders told NBC News.

One negotiator said Taliban delegations had been joined by “never more than five” Americans for a series of meetings in hotel suites in Doha, Qatar.
The meetings were held under tight security status, according to the source.

Amid concerns about their own safety, the Taliban delegates are taking steps to not be identified by the intelligence services.
“We don’t go to the hotel together,” the negotiator told NBC News. “We never go to the meeting place first. Once they [the Americans] reach the meeting place, then we go there one by one.

However, the NBC news service emphasized that it cannot confirm the statements of the group whether right or wrong.
Although the US state department did not confirm the Americans meeting with Taliban members, but said the US is seeking to resolve conflicts in Afghanistan.


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